REALLY literal - vancouver fashion & travel blog by Christina Chan: July 2013

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

average saturday.


[ Brandy Melville cropped sweater, Pencey skirt, thrifted Fortnum & Mason belt, Sergio Rossi 'Majuli' sandals ]

Photos by Stevy Pyne

I know Brandy Melville has been poppin' up on Instagram left, right, and centre but I have to talk about them on here too. Especially to credit the fact that all their pieces are super affordable as well as being super comfortable. The store in Vancouver is a tiny little gem on Granville and that theme seems to run parallel with their other ones as I saw in their Westwood one here in LA. I found this particular piece in the back corners where nobody seemed to be looking and as soon as I saw that the sleeve length was greatly disproportionate to the overall hem length, I knew I needed to buy it. Now I know it's July and it's summer in LA and I'm wearing a turtleneck and that mere fact garners such confused responses, but I quite enjoyed it. Sure my midriff was a little chilly but my neck and hands were nice & toasty while doing average Saturday night things like waiting for the valet to bring our car around or going backstage after the Bruno Mars gig.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

90's nostalgia


[ H&M choker, Forever 21 tank top, Topshop shorts, McQ by Alexander McQueen creepers ]

Photos by Stevy Pyne

I just got back to LA from Hong Kong and to really 'America' things up for me we took to the batting cages and arcade games at Castle Park in Sherman Oaks. It was here that I discovered my hidden talent (or beginners luck) at skee-ball. The only thing better about the fact that I can now gloat about this is that the horrible 90's carpeting went so well with my equally dated 1998/99 outfit details. See spaghetti straps, athletic shorts, and chokers for more proof. Of course they've all been updated a little & my hair no longer carries those awful yet awesome butterfly clips but the same essence still remains. In addition I put on my new virgin white creepers reminiscent of Japanese uwabaki to really make it seem like high school again.

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